World BBC websites blocked in China after security change

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    The BBC's web services are all currently blocked in China, following a decision by the corporation to change the website's format.

    It has altered all of its addresses from beginning "HTTP" to "HTTPS", which is widely considered to be a more secure connection but is routinely blocked in China.

    In a statement, the BBC recommended the use of either a virtual private network (VPN) or the Psiphon app.

    Both of these can circumvent the block.

    In a recent blog post, James Donohue, principal software engineer in BBC News, explained why the website had made the transition and why BBC pages now had a green padlock next to the address on the top left hand side.

    "In a climate of anxiety around fake news, it's vital that users are able to determine that articles have not been tampered with and that their browsing history is private to them," he wrote.


    Read more here. (BBC)
     

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